My New Toy: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

By donmc, 31 January, 2017

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the third generation Raspberry Pi with a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, WiFi (b/g/n), and Bluetooth 4.1!

The latest Raspberry Pi retains the same overall form factor as previous models ensuring compatibility with existing add-on boards (HATs) however some minor changes to the layout and more powerful processor mean we've redesigned our Pibow case.

1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (BCM2837)
On-board Wireless LAN - 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n (BCM43438)
On-board Bluetooth 4.1 + HS Low-energy (BLE) (BCM43438)
4 x USB 2.0 ports
10/100 Ethernet
40 GPIO pins
Full size HDMI 1.3a port
Combined 3.5mm analog audio and composite video jack
Camera interface (CSI)
Display interface (DSI)
microSD slot
VideoCore IV multimedia/3D graphics core @ 400MHz/300MHz
With the ARMv8 processor it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10 IoT edition.